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Summer 2003 | Volume 26, Number 3 | Campus
SPU “Gadget Guy”: Washington State’s Student Employee of the Year

that senior Richard Moore will be the chief financial officer for the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific this fall. He has saved the University thousands of dollars by methodically pursuing a virus that was plaguing student computers. He tracked down the host computers and researched the best way to correct the problem. Thanks to his relentless pursuit, campus viruses are under control and Moore is Washington state’s “Student Employee of the Year” for 2003.

The business administration major has worked since his freshman year at the “HelpDesk” in the Computer and Information Systems department at Seattle Pacific. He answered phone calls and emails, troubleshooting computer glitches all across campus for students, faculty and staff.

This spring, for innovation, initiative and service, Moore was chosen SPU’s
on-campus Student Employee of the Year from among 31 nominees. Senior Sara Gorski was chosen for top off-campus honors for her work with the Department of Social and Health Services’ “Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program.”

Much to Moore’s surprise, it wasn’t over yet. He was also chosen top student worker in the state by the Washington State Association of Student Employment Administrators (WSASEA). “We’re excited to extend this honor to such a deserving student employee,” Laurie Armstrong of the WSASEA says. “We were impressed with the professionalism that Richard shows in his work.”

Moore says he has always been technically inclined. “When my family went to Disneyland, I wanted to know how they made the fog work at Pirates of the Caribbean. Call me a gadget guy.” Also call him a runner, photographer and baker. “I try for excellence in everything I do,” he says. “I know I can’t be perfect, but I can strive for my personal best.”

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